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18 May 2015
Building a training plan for someone just starting out is usually straightforward but what about those who have been working in the function for longer? Our 2015 research on category management within suppliers revealed how professionals with more than six years’ experience rated their own capability. Core skills Nearly all rated themselves “capable” or “expert...
13 May 2015
Eight out of 10 (82% of) suppliers and retailers will place greater focus on building their teams’ skills over the next three years, according to the results of IGD’s Trading Relationships Survey 2015. This will enable them to keep abreast of the rapid changes currently affecting the food and grocery industry. These changes are driving differing training and development priorities between reta...
11 May 2015
What are the latest key developments and innovations in food and consumer goods retailing that businesses need to know about? IGD's Gavin Rothwell explores the highlights that should be on your radar during May and beyond. RETAIL FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP
07 May 2015
IGD Programme Manager - Learning and Development Haidee Elise presents this new 60 second learning video on the topic of networking. The video presents the concept of C.H.A.T to help you in networking situations: C - confidence H - handshake  A - asking T - talking  View some more articles about networking:  Networking: getting on with people The beginners g...
07 May 2015
This video is a recording of our Taster Session in Category Management webinar. IGD category insight manager Simon Attfield tells us what category management is, why it shouldn’t just live in its own department and how all functions can better use category management principles to drive business benefits. From this video you will gain understanding of: The definition and principles of ca...
07 May 2015
Guest speaker Emily John from Franklin John Ltd was inundated with questions after her fully booked ‘5 Excel functions that will change your life’ webinar that took place last month. In this short video Emily answers three of the most popular questions that she was asked on the day. They are: Saving chart templates Vlookup when data is in a different file and a quick recap How to r...
07 May 2015
We look at some best-in-class examples of how food-to-go retailers are innovating to bring improved quality, sophistication and service to the channel. Cities such as London and New York are leading the developments. Grocery retailers are also developing food-to-go as a key category within convenience and urban supermarket stores. Here are some of our favourite examples of food-to-go ...
05 May 2015
After an exceptional main stage presentation at last years Leading Edge Annual Conference, we are delighted to announce that Richard Tyler of BTFI will be joining us again for this year's Conference taking place on 8 th September in London. Richard’s session will be focused around the idea of taking control of your own thinking and becoming a force for change. Here, he provides some in...
22 April 2015
Mobile technology has changed the way we communicate, research and shop; many of us keep our smartphones switched on 24/7. How is this changing how we consume food and drink marketing and interact with grocery brands?  The launch of the Apple watch  - a device the company hopes people will be happy to actually wear all day - took this mobile-led existence even further. Combined with the ...
21 April 2015
IGD’s collaborative Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) UK Initiative has eliminated 260,000 tonnes of product and packaging waste from the UK supply chain over the last five years. The programme was initiated in 2009, when the ECR UK Board established a Product & Packaging Waste Workgroup and a five-year target to eliminate 200,000 tonnes of waste from the supply chain. The initiative had a two...